00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction by Julio H. Cole
00:27    |    
Why is Milton Friedman an important figure to write about?
01:20    |    
Is Milton Friedman's article on methodology read in the political community?
02:57    |    
Aside from economists, do people generally know about Milton Friedman?
04:08    |    
What problems did you encounter when writing the book about Milton Friedman?
Which were the other two problems you encountered?
Voluminous work
Not being an economist
Structure of the book
09:50    |    
Is it possible that Milton Friedman tried to separate the scientist from the economist?
10:07    |    
How and why did Milton Friedman become a passionate advocate for classical liberal society?
Gradual transition
Influence of Adam Smith
15:20    |    
In the founding meeting of Mont Pelerin Society, was Milton Friedman the youngest participant?
Powerful force
17:35    |    
His gift as a great communicator
19:35    |    
Does Milton Friedman have relevance in the economy of the 21st century?
Scientific work
Classical liberal work
24:24    |    
Final words
24:43    |    
Final credits




Milton Friedman: His Influence in Economics and Politics

31 de julio de 2012   | Vistas: 8 |  

William Ruger talks about his reasons to write the book Milton Friedman, which is part of the series Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers, and during the conversation, he makes reference to the importance of such character for the history of the classical liberal, political and economic thought. Ruger also sets out the work of this economist and statistician on the relationship between economics and political freedom. He comments on three problems he encountered when writing the book; the first was being deployed to Irak, the second was the voluminous amount of material written by Milton Friedman, and the third was the difficulty of working on his economic thought, since Ruger is not an economist but a social scientist. The interview concludes with the discussion of the influence of this figure in the economy of the twenty-first century.

William Ruger is research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute; he is an assistant professor in the…


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